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  • Fifth of UK companies report difficulty starting contracts with 3PLs

    16th September 2019

    A fifth of UK firms have reported an unsuccessful start to contracts with their third-party logistics providers (3PLs), according to the latest research from supply chain and logistics consultancy, SCALA. The research looked at contract start-ups and found 15 per…

  • HGV registrations almost double in race to beat smart tachos

    HGV registrations almost double in race to beat smart tachos

    16th September 2019

    The UK’s new HGV market rose 46.3 per cent in the second quarter of 2019 with 15,605 units registered, according to figures released in August by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). A number of large orders ahead…

  • Volvo partners with Samsung for e-truck battery tech

    Volvo partners with Samsung for e-truck battery tech

    16th September 2019

    Volvo Group and Samsung SDI have entered into a strategic alliance to develop battery packs for Volvo’s electric trucks. Working together with Samsung SDI, Volvo said it’s aims were “to accelerate the speed of development and strengthen the long-term capabilities…

  • HGV test stats reveal rise in new female drivers

    HGV test stats reveal rise in new female drivers

    16th September 2019

    Pass rates for HGV licence tests taken across the UK in 2018 has revealed that the number of female truck drivers entering the industry has increased three-fold in the last 10 years. According to DVSA statistics, on average, female candidates…

  • Gov announces road safety action plan to cut road deaths

    Gov announces road safety action plan to cut road deaths

    16th September 2019

    Failure to wear a seatbelt could result in penalty points as well as fines, under new plans to reduce the number of deaths on the UK’s roads. Increasing penalties for those who do not strap themselves in is being considered…

  • UK platooning trial gears up with data-crunching tech

    UK platooning trial gears up with data-crunching tech

    16th September 2019

    The first real-world operational trial of platooning trucks on UK roads is getting closer, with Fusion Processing the latest company confirmed to be taking part. A bespoke version of Fusion Processing’s CAVstar system will be used as part of the…

  • New electric vehicle noise law branded a “failure”

    New electric vehicle noise law branded a “failure”

    16th September 2019

    A law that forces new electric vehicles to have a noise-emitting device has been branded a ‘failure’ by a top car safety expert. The EU rule, which came into force in July, requires vehicles to emit noise when reversing or…

  • Iveco launches all-new S-Way heavy truck range

    Iveco launches all-new S-Way heavy truck range

    5th July 2019

    Iveco has unveiled its new S-WAY heavy truck at the IFEMA exhibition centre in Madrid, Spain. Iveco said the new WAY heavy range marked “a strong shift towards providing customers with an integrated transport solution, economically and environmentally sustainable, in which the…